When toxins are left in the body they begin to accumulate and will eventually lead to disease.
In order to be healthy, the body needs to rid itself of waste and unnecessary harmful compounds or toxins. We are constantly exposed to harmful substances, especially when we eat poor quality food or water, live near an area where pesticide spraying occurs or work or live in a moldy building.
Toxins: Take these three tips!
It’s impossible in today’s world to completely avoid environmental toxins. What you can do is limit your exposure by making a few adjustments.
- Avoid processed foods. Remember, they’re processed with chemicals and preservatives.
- Use natural cleaning and personal care products. Avoid synthetics.
- Have your tap water tested, and consider installing filters on all faucets.
The largest organ of elimination, the skin sloughs off approximately 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute!
Save your own skin
- Dry brush the body with a soft bristle brush; this stimulates the lymphatic system while accelerating exfoliation
- Physical scrubs such as sugar, oatmeal or salt boost circulation
- Steam or sauna to open pores
Any toxins that are inhaled, ingested or enter the circulatory system, will ultimately reach the liver. When the liver is overburdened, a result may be symptoms such as PMS, fatigue, mental fogginess, and a general feeling of malaise.
Don’t be yellow-livered
- Eat organic produce to avoid ingesting chemical pesticides and fertilizers
- Look into liver-supporting herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion, burdock root and turmeric
- Reduce medications and convert to non-chemical household cleaners
Every day, the two kidneys filter about 150 quarts of blood to produce 1-2 quarts of urine, composed of wastes and extra fluid. The kidneys keep the blood stable.
Write this in stone
- Drink plenty of pure water everyday
- Avoid dehydration by eliminating coffee and colas
- Exercise reduces blood pressure, thereby diminishing stress on the kidneys
Breathing is such an integral part of our daily lives, we overlook how vital this process is to our ability to live. Our lungs work constantly to ensure our health by catching millions of particles and toxins before they hurt us.
Breathe a little easier
- Focused breathing activities such as yoga or Qigong build lung efficiency
- Physical exercise is a natural way of increasing elimination through the lungs
- Look for supplements and tea blends that contain peppermint, chaparral, lobelia, eucalyptus or lungwort
It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it. These organs ensure that all the left-overs are disposed of properly.
Keepin’ it clean
- Bowel cleansing is facilitated by a detoxification diet
- Herbs such as black walnut, wormwood and cloves are thought to be helpful in the elimination of intestinal parasites
A colorless fluid containing white blood cells, lymph bathes the tissues and collects harmful bacteria for removal from the body.
To stay in the flow
- Alternating hot and cold water during a shower causes muscles to contract and relax which helps move the lymph around
- Lymphatic massage is a light technique that helps increase the flow of lymph in the body
When one elimination outlet is over-taxed, other systems pick up the slack. This in turn can create illness or simply times when you “just don’t feel good,” but you’re not sure why. Take care of all the channels of elimination and you’ll experience better health, glowing skin, improved digestion, and increased energy.